The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

A Discworld Novel

Book - 2008
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In The Light Fantastic only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2008, c1986.
ISBN: 9780061020704
Call Number: PRATCHETT
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Vimes, Samuel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.


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IndyPL_JosephL Apr 17, 2019

A direct sequel to the story of Rincewind and Twoflower, a failed magician and the Disc's first tourist, seen in "The Colour of Magic." While still not his strongest story in the series, this sequel perfectly illustrates how quickly Pratchett's character and story writing grew over the series. Parodying everything from Conan to "Guys and Dolls," Pratchett's anachronistic Discworld series is a treasure to read.

Aug 20, 2018

Terry Pratchett's second practice novel. His wonderful writing style is already evident, but characters and story-telling ability are still works in progress in this novel. I'm not crazy about Rincewind or most of the characters, although I did enjoy Twoflower. And of course I love the Luggage and the whole idea of Sapient Pearwood.

Jan 12, 2018

I wanted to start the Discworld series from the beginning, but couldn't get my hands on the first one (yet!). It didn't matter though - I still really enjoyed it and laughed out loud often. There are some lines of Pratchett's writing that are just BRILLIANT. Thoroughly entertained and looking forward to the next one...or the first one...!

Apr 02, 2017

This book was great! I am reading them in the publishing order so this was a great second step into the Discworld. I enjoyed the plot of the disc being in danger. The only reason why I am giving it a 4 and a half is because I did not enjoy the ending as much as I did with the first one it was more of a cliff hanger. Once again the luggage was my favourite character. I also really enjoyed Cohen, and how old he is. I am looking forward to book three, and some new characters in Equal Rites. I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of comedy, Hitchhikers Guide, or fantasy.

Dec 26, 2016

Just getting into the swing of reading Discworld, great reading so far, very entertaining and funny in all sorts of wonderfully strange English glad I started to read these...

Aug 01, 2016

We pick up the story of (sort of) Wizard Rincewind right where we left off at the end of The Color of Magic; as he falls over the edge of the Disc. It can only get better from there right?
This is another great installment of the Disc World series!

Jul 28, 2016

By far some of my favourite books ever.

Jul 12, 2014

Poor Rincewind! and poor little Luggage! Lol!!! ^-^

Jun 05, 2014

This book is very much a sequel to the first novel. Its beginning is the ending of The Colour of Magic.

Rincewind is the key to saving the world and Twoflower, The Luggage, the Wizards and a Hero are all there to play their parts.

Whenever I need a break from 1000 page tomes, 12 book series or life in general, I always pick up a Discworld book and it makes everything much more bearable. This is my 28th out of the 40 books in the series and is smack dab in the middle, not my favorite but not in my least liked stack either. It was witty, clever and entertaining.

May 04, 2012

The first book, Colour of Magic was pretty good.

This one is great. My wife won't let me read it in bed, because my laughing keeps her awake!


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Apr 02, 2017

The book begins where the first left off, with Rincewind, Twoflower and the Luggage plummeting from the side of the Disc. Rincewind discovers that the spell from the Octavo is keeping him alive. Soon after they recover from this ordeal they discover a red star on the horizon. The A'Tuin is headed right for it and all eight spells from the Octavo need to be read at once to save the disc. What results is a head over heels journey on the part of Rincewind and Twoflower to return to Ankh Morpork to unite the spells in the Octavo. The spells are said and the disc is saved. Great A'Tuin the space turtle is happy with the aquisition of eight new baby space turtles.


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